WWW Wednesday 4/17/2019

Hello Readers, and welcome to another WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. The three W’s stand for the following questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish? What do you think you’ll read next? To participate, make a post or comment answering the three questions, link up to the host (Sam)’s post, and check out what others are reading and talking about! I typically participate once a month, in the middle of the month, as a sort of halfway check-in on my monthly reading goals.

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What are you currently reading?

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell coverI’ve been getting through books pretty quickly recently, so there aren’t many lingering as “currently reading”!

  • It’s Not What You Think: Why Christianity is About So Much More than Going to Heaven When You Die by Jefferson Bethke. As I have mentioned before, a lot of the fallacies Bethke addresses are not things that I have ever thought or struggled with, but I appreciate that he is speaking to such issues.
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. This one is definitely going to take a while. I am still in the first third, and struggling to keep up with what is going on. The format, style, and voices are very unique and difficult to read.
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I don’t often reread my favorites, but I am slightly ahead of my intended reading schedule at the moment, and this is always sitting on my top bookshelf, and I couldn’t resist! Something about the smell of such an old book (I have a first edition, passed down through my family) and the combination of spring sunshine and clouds put it on my mind, and it shouldn’t take long to get through.

 

What did you recently finish reading?

20190316_143925Since last month’s WWW Wednesday, I have finished ELEVEN books! That shocks even me. I know some people read at that pace regularly, but I am not usually so speedy. However, a few of the books are children’s books, so it shouldn’t really be a surprise. Here are the highlights:

  • When Calls the Heart (Canadian West #1) by Jannette Oke – A beautiful book! I enjoyed it very much, and eventually would like to read the rest of the series, but it is not a high priority.
  • Dance With Me (Art of Love #1) by A.M. Heath – A surprisingly good book set mostly in 1959. I reviewed this book here as part of the release party blog tour.
  • Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia #2/4 [2 in publication order, 4 chronologically]by C.S. Lewis – This is part of my goal to finish at least one series this year which I started reading forever ago and never finished. I enjoyed the book, but it is definitely a children’s book and not likely to be one of my enduring favorites.
  • The Persistence of Vision by Lisa Gery – I have mixed feelings about this one, which will be sorted out in a full review very soon!
  • Borrowing Time (Borrowing Amor #.5) by Kat Bellemore – A fun, very short novella which I read in a few hours about a pilot and a professional dog trainer.
  • Listen, Slowly by Thannha Lai – Again, I have mixed feelings about this one, and I plan to review is soon. Probably next week. It adds another country (Vietnam) to my list of 2019 Places Virtually Visited.
  • Live Without You by Sarah Grace Grzy – This novella is AMAZING. Full review coming soon, but just know it exceeded my expectations!

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

Last Girl Standing coverI am really excited for this question today, because I am so caught up on both promised reviews and my goals for the year that I can really choose just about anything I want for a minute! That said, there are still two books on my April TBR that I have not started reading, so I guess I’ll start with those:

  • Last Girl Standing by Marjory Kaptanoglu (eARC)
  • Finding Christmas Joy by Amanda Tero – I don’t actually own this one yet, and neither does my library. Also, it’s technically a placeholder for any Christmas-themed book, so I might pick up something like that on semi-impulse from the library. I’ve been eyeing Susan Mallory and Debbie MacComber’s books for something that fits this category, and they each have several that appear to have good potential!
  • After I finish It’s Not What You Think, I’ll find another devotional or Christian study book to read over breakfast.
  • If Cloud Atlas doesn’t bog me down too much, I might pick up Jane Eyre and try to get past the first few chapters for a change.
  • Souls Astray by Kellyn Roth – I was one of the beta readers for this book, but since it is going to be published in May and I will be part of the blog tour, I might reread it so that everything is fresh in my mind.

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I am really quite happy with the state of my reading at the moment. If you read my post Monday, you know that I am about to start a new job, and I don’t know exactly what that will do to my reading and posting. Hopefully the momentum keeps going!

If you want to talk about the books you are currently reading/just finished reading/are about to read, leave a comment or write your own post answering these questions! And don’t forget to check out Sam’s post to see what books others are talking about!

 

Until the next chapter,

Jana

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  1. Wow, you got so much reading done recently, well done! I really liked Prince Caspian when I read it but I’m not sure how well it would stand up if I reread it now. I’m afraid I really didn’t like Cloud Atlas, so I’m curious to see how you get on with it – I know lots of people loved it but it just didn’t work for me personally. I don’t know much about any of the ones on your up next list except Jane Eyre, which I enjoyed more than I expected to!

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